Africa: UCT Sickle Cell Genetics Study a First for Africa

[UCT] New research investigating the genetic modifiers of long-term survival in individuals with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) reveals a range of possible pathways for novel therapeutic interventions. Professor Ambroise Wonkam, principle investigator and director of Genetic Medicine of African Populations (GeneMAP) in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Division of Human Genetics, says apart from the study's clinical potential, the fact that it is so deeply rooted in Africa also presents the opportunity for a paradiRead the Original Article